At last, the month of December is here, and the countdown to the holidays is truly underway! As such, another concert weekend is upon us, and while it's relatively quiet, there's some entertaining hard rock artists to take in over the next few nights, so read on below for previews of those, and some extra notes, but first, here's some SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS!!
With his next shows at Gliss Steak & Seafood confirmed for TONIGHT, TOMORROW, and SATURDAY, we'll add prolific acoustic singer/guitarist Tym Morrison's December slate of concerts at this venue to our concert listings! Apologies for the short notice on this weekend's shows, we were waiting for public confirmation of them, which came this week via their Facebook event page. With the year coming to a close, Tym will cap off a busy 2016 at The Quality Inn's house restaurant with expected shows at Gliss TONIGHT through SATURDAY, as well as on December 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, and 29-31, so keep an eye out for all of these shows! No word yet on if the Christmas Eve or New Years Eve gigs will be extended or not held due to the holidays, but keep in mind that both are on Saturday this year. Also, no word yet on the Roadhouse Bar & Grill gigs teased on his personal Facebook page last month, we will keep you updated on those when they get a public acknowledgment (and no, neither was scheduled for this weekend.)
As usual for Tym's long-term run at Gliss, expect 6:00 PM matinee start times all month long, with no age limits or cover charges, but remember that this is a sit-down restaurant, and month-ending set times may be extended or curtailed given Gliss' holiday hours. Check the above links for more details, don't miss Tym's acoustic hard rock favourites TONIGHT until SATURDAY, and here he is live a few years back!
Next up, newer local classic/hard rock cover quartet The 3 Day Millionaires will once again rock The Rockstar Bar for one night only THIS SATURDAY NIGHT! Apologies again for the short notice, this show was only just announced by the band yesterday via their Facebook event page, though the venue's physical marquee board had previously acknowledged it. A one nighter due to The Rockstar Bar's involvement in tomorrow's 12 Barz of Christmas pub crawl event (which will have a live DJ), this will be The 3 Day Millionaires' first live concert appearance since Toystock, and first at this venue in two weeks. The Millionaires have been making a good impression on fans this year, and they should be in good form to rock out for fans on SATURDAY at the site of all but one of their current lineup's shows! As usual for single-band Rockstar Bar shows, there is no cover charge, a 10:30 PM start time, and a 19+ age limit. See above for more details, and here's The 3 Day Millionaires' current lineup live at Toystock!
Also, as a related aside note, the planned New Year's Eve show at The Rockstar Bar featuring The 3 Day Millionaires and new local punk band A Dire Setback has apparently been cancelled. A Dire Setback deleted the show's Facebook event page yesterday, citing "unforeseen circumstances" for why they're no longer playing, though they didn't go into detail otherwise. The possibility exists that they just dropped out of The Millionaires' show, especially as that band still haven't publically acknowledged it, and if that is the case, we'll add it back to our concert listings. Hopefully nothing bad happened with A Dire Setback, and that we see them soon!
Highway 63, who will rock The Northern Pines Lounge at the St. Ignace Kewadin Casino TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! After playing just one concert weekend in November, the Monkey's Uncle successors are back in full force to end 2016 with their last St. Ignace shows of the year, so if you can't make their New Year's Eve stop at the Soo's Kewadin, don't miss out this weekend! As usual for their Kewadin weekends, expect 9:00 PM start times, no announced cover charges, and 21+ age limits for this weekend in St. Ignace. For more details, visit the above links, and here's Highway 63 live at this very same venue!
The Din! Filmed by frontman Mike Haggith's girlfriend Brandi Martel, and unusually posted on their Facebook page (typically the refuge for their comedic videos moreso than performance clips) yesterday, this is of The Din playing a new original song named "High Park" when they opened for 9 Lives & Counting at the aforementioned Rockstar Bar last week. The song sounds good and fits The Din's established sound (to be continued on their planned second CD), but the "oooooh" vocals are a little overdone to me. Also, if you missed this show, you'll have missed 9 Lives & Counting frontman Craig Burnatowski guesting with The Din on a song, which must have been a fun sight! Give The Din's newest original a look below, and stay tuned for more from them in the near future!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for this month's "Where Are The New Albums?" post next! Thanks everyone!